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A brutal attack left Lori Brockton convinced she was damaged goods. By the time she emerges from hiding two years later, ready to run her family’s famous brewery, she’s determined to be independent–never rely on anyone ever again. Nearly a year of working in every corner of Brockton Brewing Company, from warehouse to pub, front office to kitchen, teaches her all she needs to know about the business. Then, she comes face-to-face with masculine perfection in a suit and her world is rocked in more ways than one. Garret Hunter is the new Brockton business manager who takes one look at the beautiful, sad young woman and his entire existence coalesces around winning her heart.
But standing between Garrett and what he believes is his true love, is a six-feet six-inch blond-haired bad boy brewer.
Eli Buchannan is a craft beer rock star, recently hired by Brockton to drag the company into the 21st century. He brings innovation and attitude plus a prima donna ladies’ man reputation. But he’s sworn off anything resembling commitment, personal or professional, after getting burned at his last job on both fronts.
Garret Hunter is “The Perfect Man” — handsome, successful, stable, eager to settle down. Eli Buchannan… is not. Compelling, smoking hot, creative and elusive, he represents everything Lori Brockton should avoid. But just as she makes a difficult choice, a drastic life-changing shift occurs, and nothing is ever the same again.
About The Author:
Microbrewery owner, best-selling author, beer blogger and journalist, mom of three teenagers, and soccer fan, Liz lives in the great Midwest, in a major college town. Years of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as an ex-pat trailing spouse, plus making her way in a world of men (i.e. the beer industry), has prepped her for life as erotic romance author.
When she isn’t sweating inventory and sales figures for the brewery, she can be found writing, editing or sweating promotional efforts for her latest publications.
Her groundbreaking romance subgenre, “Romance for Real Life,” has gained thousands of fans and followers who are interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”)
Her beer blog a2beerwench.com is nationally recognized for its insider yet outsider views on the craft beer industry. Her books are set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch and in high-powered real estate offices. Don’t ask her for anything “like” a Budweiser or risk painful injury.
Liz Crowe is my absolute favorite contemporary romance authors of all time. Her skillset is beyond fascinating. She captivates me instantly, taking me on a whirlwind rollercoaster ride,each and every time. Every turn of the page brings me closer to Michigan; closer to characters that aren’t just characters….they become your best friends while you’re reading Ms. Crowe’s work. Ms. Crowe’s stories have been dubbed “Romance For Real Life”; and it’s definitely justifiable.
Paradise Hops is like Liz’s other amazing stories…..except, it’s not. It’s the same in that she’s still incorporating her “wow” factor, her amazing romance, and her love for beer & Michigan. It’s different, however, because it’s so much stronger; so much deeper in meaning than her other stories. PH is superbly intense. Every gut-wrenching emotional story of each of the characters past is felt throughout your entire soul. The three characters that Liz Crowe has modeled for this story are some of her best ones yet (and that’s saying alot because I am completely infatuated with my Book Boyfriend, Jack Gordon from her Realtor series!).
Lori Brockton is a tormented soul. I felt so much of her inner pain and emotional turmoil, it twisted my heart. I didn’t know whether to cry for her, or be angry at her. I can’t begin, for one millisecond, to imagine how she could have survived what she went through, only to be confronted with two amazing distractions that tear her heart in two. But, Ms. Crowe kept it flowing perfectly, leaving me with an understanding and heartfelt admiration for this amazing character!
Garrett Hunter, the new Brockton Brewery business manager, swept me off my feet, just as he did Lori. He changed BB for the better. But, one thing he may not be able to change, not matter how desperately he wants to, is the heart of a broken down, tormented soul of a beautiful woman that he fell for, hard and fast. When secrets are kept, however, things change his way of thinking….and it might not be for the better, after all.
Eli Buchanan, sexy “bad boy attitude”, new Master brewer of the Brockton Brewery crew, has an unspoken of past, and one helluva an eye capturing tattoo that Lori can’t seem to get enough off, even though she has the perfect (or darn near perfect!) man. When Eli lays eyes on the brewery owners daughter, he wants to gaurd his heart….but prove to her he’s all man….and just what she needs.
Each of these characters have so many layers. It was breathtaking and torturing, all at once, reading each page, stripping layer by layer off of them, until finally, the last page is turned and the final layer leaves you with a dropped jaw and tears. Tears of joy? Or tears of sadness? I won’t tell you that….I want you to go and order this absolutely stunning, absolutely painfully intense, wowing novel. Deserving of so much more than a measly 5 Book rating, PH is a definite home run, slam dunk, lets-get-drunk-on-beer, touchdown of a fanfrickentastic novel. Pain, passion,humor, and a mind blowing whopper of a plot and is absolutely the best ever book of 2012. Thank you so much, Ms. Crowe, for creating another “Romance For Real Life” book and keeping this reader completely satisfied and starving for more of your talents!!